GILGIT TRIBUNE

Voice of the Mountain People

National Disaster Management Authority team leaves for Hunza

Posted by Gilgit Tribune on January 6, 2010

Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Islamabad

The National Disaster Management Authority has dispatched a team to assist Gilgit-Baltistan Disaster Management Authority in the on-going search, rescue and rehabilitation operation following the disastrous land sliding in village Atta Abad in Hunza, says a press release issued here Tuesday.

The team has been dispatched through three newly inducted helicopters available with the Cabinet Division.

The eastern part of Atta Abad village was declared ‘High Hazard Area’ by the NDMA in September, 2009, on the basis of a study conducted by the authority through Geological Survey of Pakistan wherein movement of terrain/ground resulting into cracks in the houses pitched on the mountain slope in the village Atta Abad, was observed.

The NDMA officials are closely monitoring the situation and are keeping liaison with all concerned authorities to minimise losses of lives and properties and alleviate the sufferings of the affectees – The News.

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